American actor, Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, 33, has been killed in a knife attack in New York. Hines was said to have been found lying on a street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, with multiple stab wounds to her chest. She did not survive the attack. The police said they have taken into custody a man found at the scene -in front of Ms Hines' apartment on West 162nd Street.
In a statement, Freeman paid tribute to Ms Hines, who was the granddaughter of the actor's first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
"The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer," the statement said.
"Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person.
"Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."
Ms Hines, an actress and writer, studied at the Graduate Acting Program in New York and went on to teach "under exposed youth" in Memphis, Tennessee, according to her website.
Source: Sky News